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Ovarian Cancer & Prostate Cancer Awareness
The most common risk factor for Prostate Cancer is age -- the older you are, the greater the chance. Also, African-American men and men who have a family history of Prostate Cancer are at higher risk. Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all.Some symptoms of prostate cancer are difficulty starting urination, weak or interrupted flow of urine, frequent urination, especially at night, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, pain or burning during urination, blood in the urine or semen, pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away, and painful ejaculation. Any man could get it -- talk to your doctor to see if screening is right for you.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer at the CDC here.
Most women who get Ovarian Cancer are not in a high risk group. There is no simple test to detect it, so it's especially important to recognize the warning signs and learn how to reduce your risk (see table). When ovarian cancer is found early, treatment works best. Ovarian cancer often causes signs and symptoms, so it is important to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you. Symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional.
Find out more about Ovarian Cancer at the CDC here.
Think about falls prevention ...
It could change your life
We know that having a fall can change your life -- but worrying about it can have an effect too.
Find out more in this slideshow.
Did you miss the Institute for Caregivers session on Medicare Changes and Options?
No problem -- here's the video.
The Onondaga County Office for Aging has released a recording of their session, "Medicare: An Overview & Changes for 2020" and you can access it by clicking on the video. If you are confused by the numerous Medicare plans and options available to you and the changes taking place in 2020, this session, led by Myrna Koldin, is for you. The class offers an overview that includes supplemental insurances, prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program) and more. More great resources can be found here.